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54                               SHIPPING PRACTICE

days from Thursday to the following Wednesday would be
only six, and from Thursday to Wednesday at Eastertide
only four days (Good Frida}*, Sunday, and Easter Monday
all being excluded). It is advisable to be careful when
dealing with a foreign country to see that religious festivals
and local holidays are excluded in order to avoid loss of one
or more lay days.

All terms and conditions of bills of lading issued under a
charter-party are controlled by the charter-party terms,
and the clauses of a charter-party overrule the terms of a
bill of lading, unless bill of lading is endorsed to third party.

Whilst charter-party forms are reproduced in this volume,
the form, shown on page 53, of simple time charter gives
the formation of a charter-party.